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Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

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Overton, NV

The daughter of a friend of mine is doing the same thing. But just wait a couple of years until the boys catch up developmentally. I don't think she'll be running roughshod over them then.

Highland, UT

It's fun for now but once puberty kicks in it will all come to a screaching halt. I hope they enjoy the ride while it lasts. To be honest with you it may not even last that long. At that age most of the kids don't really get it yet. They don't run full speed and they don't realize what they can do physically. Any kid that does get it, like this young girl obviously does, and has a decent amount of athletic ability can really dominate at that age. After a year or two a lot more kids get it figured out and there isn't anyone that dominates like that any more.

Teddy Bear
Las Vegas, NV

Just watched the video, and then saw the kickoff return on SC Top 10 1 minute later. Pretty neat!

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Girls can excel ahead of boys in many ways, but too often their abilities are suppressed by a latent sexism that justifies itself by hiding behind empty arguments about "puberty" and biology and "nature" and "God's will".

How sad.

Utah/DC, UT

This girl is FAST. Way to go! Note to DesNews, my Bishop and Bill Cosby would not approve of the video soundtrack.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

@ A Scientist,

Are you trying to say that the reason more women aren't in the NFL is because of sexism? I would like to see the science behind that. Not sure many women could stand up to the beating that someone the size of Halot Ngata could deliver.

Idaho Falls, ID

Uhh..., Scientist, you are aware of the physical differences between men and women and this hormone called "testosterone," right?
Interesting screen name, "A Scientist."

Idaho Falls, ID

By the way, how did this sound track get past DN censors, or even parental censors. Definitely R-rated!

Salt Lake City, UT

I know this music wasn't what was originally with the highlight film. Someone else re-posted it with this music on YouTube. Must have been a hasty job to put up the video. On KSL they have the original music. Bottom line- this girl's impressive! Very talented athlete! May not play with the boys forever but she could definitely be a great athlete! She says soccer's her favorite sport anyways!

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